Giuliano D’Amico held two lectures in London in February
On 27 February, Giuliano D’Amico of the Centre for Ibsen Studies held a teach out at the Royal Anthropological Institute in London. On this occasion, he had a chance to meet the students of Nordic studies at the University College London and hold an Ibsen lecture aimed at the general public.
The internationalization of Norwegian academia
In the first part of the teach out, D’Amico discussed the ongoing debate on the internationalization of Norwegian academia together with UCL students. The discussion, which took place entirely in Norwegian, was a great occasion to discuss both “local”, Norwegian issues related to the world of higher education, and more general issues regarding the international nature of research in the humanities.
The first British production and translation of Peer Gynt
In the second part, D’Amico held a lecture entitled “Isabelle M. Pagan and The Fantasy of Peer Gynt. Ibsen and Theosophy in Great Britain”, focused on the first British production and translation of Peer Gynt, made by Isabelle M. Pagan of the Edinburgh Lodge of the Theosophical Society in 1908 and published as a book in 1909. This paper is a part of an ongoing project on Ibsen’s reception by the British Theosophical Society, which D’Amico is carrying out at the moment and that has already resulted in an article published last year in the scholarly journal Scandinavica.